MSI Z170M Mortar Motherboard Review

Thanks to the FUNKYKIT team, we will be taking a quick look at the MSI Z170M Mortar Motherboard. This will be a short review high-lighting the features of the motherboards, and will include photos and a short video with some benchmarks.



The MSI Z170M Mortar features the Intel Z170 chipset, and it’s one of only a few micro-ATX (or mATX) motherboards available on the market, which is aimed at the gaming enthusiasts. It can fully support the Intel Core i5-6600K/i7 -6700K unlocked processors (LGA 1151), as well as DDR4 memory upto DDR4-3600 (OC). It also comes packed with some great features including Game Boost (for easy overclocking), Audio Boost (high quality audio capacitors), Gaming LAN (optimized network management), 2 x PCIE 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x4) for 2-way Crossfire support, as well as a wide range of video outputs including VGA, DVI and HDMI. You get all of this for an amazingly low price, that’s just too good to be true. For this reason, we chose this motherboard for our Project Ice Stream 2 PC build. 




About MSI …

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI’s goal is to become the most trusted name in gaming and e-sport. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products in return. The insistence on 100% in-house design and manufacturing gives MSI the solid capability to implement innovative ideas and optimized design in our products.

But only technology doesn’t make a gaming brand. With our spirit of Top Player – Top choice, MSI has sponsored more than 15 professional gaming teams worldwide. For these professionals as well as the tens of millions of gamers that watch professional eSports online or through live events such as DreamHack and PAX MSI has become a familiar face. Through our own gaming tournaments, MSI MGA (Masters Gaming Arena), we’ve created numerous opportunities for amateur and professional gamers to prove their worth in online and offline events including a grand prize tournament.



All gamers will enjoy breathtaking gaming experiences and be armed with dominant weapons that pave their way to victory.


MSI GAMING is committed to providing gamers with innovative gaming rigs and an open community to share collective gaming wisdom.


The MSI GAMING Shield’s red, black and silver design signifies the resonance of gamers passion and enthusiasm(red), innovative technology(black) and continuous profit (silver). Accentuated by the dragon, the shield is a symbol of power and constitutes the MSI GAMING Identity System.


Ok, I’m not going to bore you … We’ll dive straight into the specifications, then we’ll show you the photo gallery and the benchmarks


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